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Course Descriptions

PhD courses:

The Core Curriculum consists of 46 credits selected by the faculty from the following courses:

In this seminar, students study and evaluate the main contemporary approaches to the principles, methods, and applications of modern science and discuss the contributions of Maharishi Vedic Science to solving outstanding issues in philosophy of science. They then apply the integrated standards of Maharishi Vedic Science and modern science to the main avenues of research on the technologies of Maharishi Vedic Science, including those in which they will be doing their dissertation research projects. They also practice communicating these outcomes in a manner that would be comprehensible to scholars at any university in the world.
Students survey basic approaches to research such as quantitative, qualitative, historical, clinical, and philosophical methods of analysis. Topics include: logical and practical considerations in experimental design and measurement, writing literature reviews, and 2016/17 184 selecting research topics, as well as research ethics and such non-experimental methods as computer simulation, textual analysis, and survey research.
In this course, students will master the Self-referral dynamics of pure consciousness in terms of the structure and function of the Samhita of Rishi, Devata and Chhandas; Rik and Ak; Aknim Ile; the Richo Ak-kshare verse of Rik Veda; the dynamics of the Gap; Maharishi’s Apaurusheya Bhashya; the relationship between name and form in the Veda; the four Vedas; and the relationship between the silent dynamics of consciousness and the unified field of quantum field theory.
In this course, students study Maharishi’s insights into the forty branches of the Veda and Vedic literature. Students view videotapes that Maharishi has made on the Vedic literature, including the Veda, Vedanga, Upanga, Upaveda, Brahmana, and Pratishakhya. Special emphasis is given to Vedanta. Students learn many of the Vedic Expressions that Maharishi has taught from the Vedic literature, and they read the Vedic literature in Sanskrit, creating profound brain coherence.
In this course, students learn how to create professional presentations and structure lectures that effectively demonstrate the applied value of Maharishi Vedic Science to solve individual, national and global problems. Students will create presentations that will include research on current issues in governmental administration; finance and industry; economic inequities; education; physical, mental and societal health; crime and rehabilitation; agriculture; city planning; science and technology; homeland security; ethnic and religious tensions; international relations and the need for permanent world peace.
The Maharishi Vedic Science graduate seminar includes a review of current research topics in the major disciplines and their relationship to the principles of Maharishi Vedic Science. Each session focuses on a particular discipline and its relationship to Maharishi Vedic Science and is led by senior graduate faculty.
This course provides the time necessary to prepare for the qualifying examination, which demonstrates research competence. It may be in the form of a research proposal, or in 2016/17 187 another form at the discretion of the program faculty. Prerequisite: successful completion of the core curriculum


Upon successful completion of this core curriculum, students are advanced to candidate status and begin work in their dissertation proposal.

Variable credits
Having passed to doctoral candidacy, students prepare a proposal for a doctoral dissertation for acceptance by their major professor and dissertation guidance committee.


Upon successful completion of these courses, which culminates with the defense of their written proposal, students advance to the PhD researcher status and then enroll in:

Students conduct original research and prepare their dissertations during their third and fourth years in the program. Prerequisites: approval of the dissertation proposal and consent of the dissertation committee.

The PhD degree is awarded to a PhD researcher once the following steps have been completed:

  • Presentation of the dissertation findings in a formal lecture with an open public forum for discussion
  • Acceptance of dissertation by the Graduate School and the Library
  • Certification by the graduate faculty of the student’s continuing exemplification of the highest standards of holistic development.

Postgraduate certificate courses:

To graduate with a Post-Graduate Certificate in MVS, a student must take the six courses listed below (24 credits):

This course will focus on the principles of fulfilling the purpose of education. The topics covered in the course will include: definition and scope of Maharishi’s Vedic Science, unfolding complete knowledge through analysis and synthesis, Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Education, and comparison of modern science with Maharishi’s Vedic Science. Readings will be drawn from: Maharishi Vedic University and Constitution of India.
This course will focus on the principles of perfect administration. The topics covered in the course will include: the origin of Law and its evolution, the managing intelligence of Nature, the science and art of management, automation in administration, creativity in administration, absolute administration, Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government, total perspective of rulership, administration through Natural Law, and Constitution of the Universe. Readings will be drawn from: Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Government.
This course will focus on a new world order of peace. The topics covered in the course will include: Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Defense, the formula for an effective defense, the source of order in Nature, physics of invincibility, chemistry of invincibility, mathematics of invincibility, physiology of invincibility, and a vision of invincible order of Nature. Readings will be drawn from: Maharishi’s Absolute Theory of Defense.
This course will focus on the discovery that the laws that construct the human physiology are the same as those that give structure to the Vedic Literature, and to the administering intelligence of Natural Law described in the Vedic Literature as Vedic Devatā. The topics covered in the course will include: Upa-Veda in the physiology, Brāhmaṇa in the physiology, Prātishākhya in the physiology, and Vedic Devatā in the human physiology. Readings will be drawn from: Human Physiology: Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature
This course will focus on the Rāmāyan in the structure and function of the human physiology. The topics covered in the course will include: the Vedic Devatā in the Rāmāyan, the principle characters of the Rāmāyan and their physiological roles, a summary of the 7 chapters of the Rāmāyan, and the rule of Rām—Rām Rāj. Readings will be drawn from: Rāmāyan in Human Physiology.
This course will focus on the field of Total Knowledge. The topics covered in the course will include: vision of Total Knowledge, the Self-Referral dynamics of consciousness, all theories of modern science in one verse of Ṛk Veda, Vedic programs to make everything perfect, Maharishi’s Vedic Science as ultra-modern science, and Maharishi’s Apaurusheya Bhāshya. Readings will include: Celebrating Perfection in Education.


In addition, all students will take MVS 579: Capstone Writing Project (4 credits).

Concurrent with each 4-credit course, students take a 1-credit Sanskrit seminar, MVS 524, that focuses on reading the Vedic Literature in the Devanāgarī script. This reading will complement the basic course that the students are taking.

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